Mi7

Klarus Mi7 AA Flashlight

700 lumens from a flashlight shorter than a pen. Let that sink in for a minute. Then take a second look at Klarus's newest flashlight, the Mi7. We thought we'd seen the last of the common-cell flashlights in recent years since many manufacturers have focused on the more potent 18650 battery, but Klarus clearly haven't forgotten about fans of AAs.

The Mi7 comes in three striking colors and accepts two types of AA-sized cells. An AA primary allows its Cree XP-L HI V3 emitter to output up to 330 lumens for 55 minutes, and using a 14500 li-ion rechargeable battery more than doubles its maximum output to 700 lumens. Three levels with SOS/moonlight modes are controlled with a side-button switch, with one-touch access to the latter modes as well as a battery level indicator. Carrying the Mi7 is easy thanks to the keychain-friendly o-ring on its tail, and the IPX-8-rated, hard anodized (HAIII) aluminum that makes up its body ensures its ruggedness both in your pocket and while in use.

Have you gotten over the 700 lumens from a flashlight of this size yet? If so, pick up the Klarus Mi7 from Amazon at the link below.

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